Late night Saturday, drinks run dry, needing to go to bed. I play Frank Sinatra's vocal-to-solo-piano version of 'One For My Baby'. Never released in its time. A studio run-through. Just Frank and longtime accompanist Bill Miller. Just perfect.
And I go to choose something to follow it, though what would be suitable I do not know.
The iPod freezes. The reset does not work. The 'sad iPod icon' appears.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: sleep is a good thing; all hard drives eventually fail; you cannot follow Frank.